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Cambridge Philharmonic

Larsen, Dove & Rachmaninov

Saturday 21st May

7:30 pm

Jonathan Dove has become a regular feature of Cambridge Philharmonic’s programmes, and his vivid choral writing continues to thrill choirs and audiences around the world. His song cycle The Passing of the Year – dedicated to his mother – sets poems by Blake, Dickinson, Peele, Nash, and Tennyson, and is a virtuosic celebration of the movement of the seasons.

Contemporary American composer Libby Larsen’s choral cycle Alaska Spring is a setting of the poetry of Tom Sexton, Poet Laureate of Alaska. The musical and poetic landscapes speak of the frozen North Country; a mirror to Rachmaninov’s imagery in his Second Symphony.

Rachmaninov’s Symphony No. 2 is a swan song for his homeland which was facing such fundamental changes to its social and political landscape. Its luscious nostalgia pines for the Tchaikovsky-infused Romantic Russia of the 19th Century; but the violent march of modernity is never far in the distance.

Conductors Timothy Redmond & Tom Primrose
Cambridge Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus

Libby Larsen Alaska Spring
Jonathan Dove The Passing of the Year
Rachmaninov Symphony No 2

Ticket & Booking Information
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